Monday, August 24, 2020
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Well here is the end of the day surf report . The catch list was lengthy but the numbers were not. Pompano, permit, bonefish, blue runners, jacks, and small croakers. The problem is the pompano count stayed at one and the blue runner count was in the twenties. I fished up north at Blue Heron this morning and caught my nice pompano hoping there were a few more moving down the beach to add to the catch. That did not happen and when dirty water started moving in I packed up and went south to Tiger Shores . Water color was pretty good and around noon time, which was when the tide changed , the blue runners started chewing. A more substantial bite and some drag pulling had my hopes up for another pompano but this nice fight turned out to be my bonefish. I put a new piece of EZ Flea Fishbite back on and after a couple of minutes the rod doubled over and my permit was on . After a great fight I landed my permit , had a beach goer who watched the fight take a picture, and got him revived for a great catch and release. EZ Flea Fishbites have caught at least 75% of all of the permit I have done battle with on the beach . The scent and color must be to their liking so if you want to hook this great gamefish from the sand , make sure you have some in your tackle bag. I prefer the larger pre cut baits when I target permit. It looks like we are going to get some wind from Laura but we can deal with that. Conditions might be fishable tomorrow morning but Monday and Tuesday do not look too promising. Clean off the pompano long rods as we approach the end of August as the surf fishing is going to heat up with the approaching mullet run and the first schools of pompano.